Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bethany Ink

I’ve given it a lot of thought and prayer and now I know that it is the right thing to do.

I am getting a tattoo.

Before you get all “your body is a temple” on me, know this: it will be a very classy subtle tattoo, not like the gigantic boats and unicorns you commonly see nowadays. No, I daresay that this tattoo could be smiled upon by such tattoo highbrows as Angelina Jolie and Kelly Osborn.

My inspiration for this tattoo comes from a local Mexican eatery called Los Amigos. It has excellent salsa, great service and basically puts the “chimi” in chimichunga. But it’s not the food that motivates me (you thought I was going to tell you my tattoo would be a taco, didn’t you?). No, my inspiration comes from the building itself. On the exterior of the building is a gigantic mural of Los Amigos. What I am trying to say is that there is a painting of the building… on the building. GENIUS!

So, I’m going to get a tattoo of myself on myself. (Post-Crest White Strips, obviously)

This idea is great for several reasons. First off, if I am ever in a horrible accident and my face is disfigured beyond recognition, all the coroner would have to do was reference my tattoo. Secondly, you know how some tattoos stretch and wrinkle with age? That wouldn’t be a problem with my tatt. Don’t get me wrong, it would still warp and change, but it would age with me and therefore, would always be an accurate and current depiction of myself.

Now all need to do is decide where on my body I want to get inked. Hmmm, so many interesting places...

I bet you’re wishing you thought of the idea first, huh? Don’t worry, I won’t be put out if you also decide to get a tattoo of yourself on yourself. Just make sure to reference my name somewhere on the tattoo.

10 comments:

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I come from a long line of people with tats, so I feel I have some credibility in this area. I just have one little trinket of advice for you ... it may look cute for 20 years, but after that your tat won't look too good! You need to make sure that you save some money in order to have it removed. Tats look especially ugly when you're 70 and have wrinkled skin!
Oh, one more piece of advice. Don't get it in an area that is likely to grow when you are pregnant. I know someone who had a beautiful washboard stomach and put a sun around her belly-button. After she had her baby, that was the most disgusting tattoo I have ever seen!

Bethany said...

Wow. I hope you know that I was joking.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Sorry - I must have somehow scrolled past the 3rd paragraph from the end! I am such an idiot! :)

Blake and Meg said...

Ha ha!!! You totally had me going there for a second! I was about to call you up and say, "Are you freakin kidding me???!!" You're funny.

Audrey said...

I don't think you play basketball well enough to get a tattoo.

Heather & Trevor said...

Ha! Have you seen the SNL Turlington's lower back tatoo remover skit? Here is the link. It is so funny. I know you will love it! :)

http://gprime.net/video.php/tattooremover

Let me know what you think! I think we have the same sense of humor! :)

adrienne said...

Genius is a really funny word to misspell.

Anna Marie said...

Thats so funny, I thought you were serious for a minute. I have a tattoo and I think they are cute and I was about to call you and try to talk you out of it but then I read the end.

Bethany said...

I also misspelled genius on purpose. ahem.

Nicole said...

That's hilarious Bethany!!! What a great idea, and you're right, I wish I would have thought of that first:)